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04-13-2013, 10:18 PM
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That will be Sharp's last year under contract and I highly doubt the Hawks re-sign him.
As for Hossa, well, there are no easy solutions. The Hawks will probably have to buy him out after the '16-'17 season meaning that he and Sharp would leave at the same time.
At that point in time neither player will be 'core' going forward.
i doubt they buy hossa out. and bear in mind that the cap is going to start going up again fairly soon which will lessen the impact of his cap hit.
hossa strikes me as one of those players who will remain effective until he decides to retire. he also plays the type of game where, if it gets to the point where he can't play top-6, he could definitely play on the 3rd line...but, still...he could also have a lot of staying power in the top 6 for a while longer.
a big benefit to hossa is he does pretty much everything well.
as far as sharp goes, i hope he picks things up next year. he's far more "one note" than hossa is and has a habit of "disappearing" in a way that hossa doesn't.
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